JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., will present the inaugural Telehandler Skills Challenge at the 2006 World of Masonry/World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The contest invites all operators of rough terrain, telescopic forklifts to enter and see if they have what it takes to be the best.

The contest itself will take place on a closed course set up to emulate an actual jobsite. The operator will need to display nimble driving skills, lifting and placing precision, overall productivity, and awareness of safety procedures. The winning scores will be calculated based on time, accuracy, and most importantly, safety.